Charles Dickens

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (/ˈtʃɑːrlz ˈdɪkɪnz/; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Dic... More

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Charles Dickens Quotes

Charles Dickens #Age

Photo of Charles Dickens The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
Charles Dickens #Best

Photo of Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Charles Dickens #Best

Photo of Charles Dickens A boy's story is the best that is ever told.
Charles Dickens #Best

Photo of Charles Dickens There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Charles Dickens #Business #Men

Photo of Charles Dickens The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you.
Charles Dickens #Business #Great

Photo of Charles Dickens The one great principle of English law is to make business for itself.
Charles Dickens #Friendship

Photo of Charles Dickens Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens #Good

Photo of Charles Dickens Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.
Charles Dickens #Great #Men #Truth

Photo of Charles Dickens It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Charles Dickens #Great #Men

Photo of Charles Dickens Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire.
Charles Dickens #Home

Photo of Charles Dickens Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
Charles Dickens #Love #Wisdom

Photo of Charles Dickens A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens #Strength

Photo of Charles Dickens There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens #Money

Photo of Charles Dickens The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
Charles Dickens #Morning #Nature #Time

Photo of Charles Dickens Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Charles Dickens #Nature

Photo of Charles Dickens Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Charles Dickens #Truth

Photo of Charles Dickens There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
Charles Dickens #Wisdom

Photo of Charles Dickens There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.
Charles Dickens #Christmas

Photo of Charles Dickens I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.
Charles Dickens #Business #Men

Photo of Charles Dickens Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
Charles Dickens #Good

Photo of Charles Dickens Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Charles Dickens #Great

Photo of Charles Dickens Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
Charles Dickens #Home #Christmas

Photo of Charles Dickens Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
Charles Dickens #Men

Photo of Charles Dickens Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens #Men #Trust

Photo of Charles Dickens I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.